‘Free Coffee and Donut Day’ Arrives at Shore Good Donuts

People say they’re making a special trip to the Island for the annual Free Donut & Coffee Day held by Shore Good Donuts at its Ship Bottom location, 1211 Long Beach Blvd. The date is Saturday, March 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This rite of spring is the fifth year that owners Todd Hunt and Richard Platt have extended the warm gesture. Free Donut & Coffee Day has happened “ever

How About a Sail as Bachelorette Party Aboard Barnegat Witch

Now entering his fifth season with the Barnegat Witch, Capt. George Gottiaux brings 40 years of experience on the water to his charter sailing operation. Based out of Barnegat Light since 1975, he’s the longest-running boat captain at the Viking Village docks. His “normal” line of work the last 10 years has been dredging. He resides in Ocean Acres but lives largely untethered, free

A Closeup of Coastal Volunteers in Medicine’s ‘Culture of Caring’

One measure of Coastal Volunteers in Medicine’s impact is in the numbers – 714 people helped who were otherwise having trouble obtaining medical care. But one is the real number, one at a time in a “culture of caring.” Patients like 57-year-old Marie of Barnegat are the “underserved” who may fall through the cracks of the healthcare system at no fault of their own, then find a

MacArthur: Constituents ‘Cheated’ By FEMA in Wake of Sandy

Congressman Tom MacArthur, the Republican who represents New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, drilled Roy Wright, head of the National Flood Insurance Program, at a House Financial Services Committee hearing last Thursday. He accused – strongly – the program of mismanagement failures in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. “As I work on reforming the National Flood

LBI Featured on Two Upcoming Episodes of HGTV’s ‘Island Life’

Over the bridge, then north or south, to our Island house we go. It’s a hope of many to own a piece of Long Beach Island’s incomparable 18 miles. On two upcoming episodes of HGTV’s program “Island Life,” the Heffernan family and the Clewell family, with the help of local real estate agents, do just that: They find their permanent place on LBI. “Most people only fantasize about

Barnegat Light Plans Half-Cent Tax Hike, Prepares for Summer

The municipal tax levy in Barnegat Light will go up by a half-cent, under the 2017 budget introduced by borough council March 8. The $3.5 million spending plan brings the municipal tax levy to 21.7 cents. What that means to taxpayers this year is that, on the average assessed value of a property, which is $785,000 in Barnegat Light, the tax bill will rise by $43. The budget was one

Friends of Southern OC Animal Shelter Launch New Dog Fostering Training Program

Stitch, a 12-year-old Italian greyhound mix, nuzzles against Phyllis Ungvarsky on the couch at her Surf City home and turns onto his back for belly rubs. Though the pair has been cohabiting for just three weeks, it’s apparent they have comfortably bonded.
“If you want love and a great companion, adopt Stitch,” said Ungvarsky, reaching out to pet her new furry friend, which she

Effects of the ‘Great War’ at Tuckerton Historical Society

The Tuckerton Historical Society presents a free lecture, “Ocean County and the Great War,” on Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum by Nicholas Wood of the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Combining local history resources with a large cache of recently discovered documents at the National Archives, Wood will

Coastal Beaches the Focus at March 11 Science Saturday

Stop by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences this weekend for a look into the culture, history and ecology of coastal beaches. Dave Werner, an instructor from the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science and Stockton University, leads the March 11 Science Saturday presentation. “We will consider scientific, historical, economic, artistic,

Coast Guard Warns Boaters About Little Egg Harbor Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard is telling mariners choosing to transit through Little Egg Harbor Inlet that they will be doing so “at their own risk.” Marked on this chart are the locations of the six aids to navigation in Little Egg Inlet that are scheduled to be temporarily discontinued by the Coast Guard.The aids which will be discontinued are Little Egg Inlet Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR